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Amspoker, Walter Hute

Rank and Name, Signalman Third Class Walter Hute Amspoker.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Walter is born approx. on Oct. 5, 1924 in Ohio.

Father, Walter G. Amspoker.

Mother, Eva I. (Hute) Amspoker.


Walter enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 2748809.


Walter was KIA when the ship got several hits and Sunk at the Battle off Samar, Philippines, on Oct. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Walter is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer
Painting USS Hoel (DD-533) in the Battle of Samar
Casualty List
His rank Signalman Third Class